+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

special guest/JEAN SHAFIROFF: talks about her 7th outfit. #7 in twelve acts







What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
This outfit was thrown together. I paired a tailored 15 year-old Givenchy red wool double-breasted jacket with Citizens of Humanity Garbo wide-leg dark jeans. The skinned faux-gem studded bag is by Judith Leiber. The leopard print and black patent leather pumps are chained at the heel. Shoes are by Christian Louboutin.


How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
The outfit was thrown together—as if I late for an appointment to meet friends at a nearby cafe.


Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This outfit was composed spontaneously: I mixed casual and classic.


On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
For casual-wear I would give this a 7. Jeans are a great staple in every wardrobe.


What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
Red is one of my favorite colors. The double-breasted jacket is finely cut and well made. l love its style. The jeans are a dark wash and although very wide, they are a perfect fit. The chain and leopard print shoes add a little interest to this otherwise classic outfit.


How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I don’t typically wear jackets and jeans together, so perhaps I would not wear these pieces again. I might be more apt to wear the jacket with a playful skirt and the jeans with a tailored shirt or tee shirt.


There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to the what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
I purchased the red jacket and matching skirt at a Givenchy boutique in Paris years ago. When I wear either piece, I am reminded of Paris: the city for romance.



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4 Responses to special guest/JEAN SHAFIROFF: talks about her 7th outfit. #7 in twelve acts

  1. Pat says:

    confidence to go out in a really cute but simple style.

  2. Oksana says:

    Understated elegance- very Jackie Kennedy! Lovely~

  3. Tom says:

    Looking good again and again and in many different ways.

  4. Dawne says:

    I really like the melding of the two styles: the stuctured, classic, tailored jacket with the casual, flared denim. This look has a casual sophistication about it; once again Jean looks terrific!!

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